Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Digital Circle - Creativity Month


News from Digital Circle NI.


Halfway through Northern Ireland Creativity Month and we have more jobs and more opportunities on the web site than any time before. Many of our members have returned from Mobile World Congress, the Games Developer Conference and SxSW and many more are preparing to attend the Apple World Wide Developer Conference and the Microsoft Partner Developer Conference.
It's vitally important that everyone across the province supports the North West for the 2013 City of Culture events. The theme for the remainder of the year is simple: All Roads Lead to Derry/Londonderry.
Also, this week, Digital Circle will be giving evidence to the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee based on the submission made to the Inquiry into the Creative Industries.
Today, the Exchequer announced today in the 2012 Budget that Northern Ireland would be consider a Special Enterprise Zone to promote business in the region and advised the industry that they would be (with EU approval) implementing tax credits for Games, Animation and High End Television production (Drama).


Finally, this week we are inviting all members to come and participate in a workshop regarding the submission of the Digital Content Strategy 2012. The strategy document, prepared by industry members, needs additional ratification by a wider audience.
At the event, attendees will be asked to provide feedback and vision on the digital content strategy in particular regard to the following topics.
  • Leadership and Communication (between industry, academia and government)
  • Investment and Funding (from seed intervention to venture capital)
  • Skills and Training (and ensuring a supply chain of knowledge workers)
  • Export and Internationalisation (and whether our current programme is suitable)
  • Incubation and Acceleration (and whether we are creating the right environment)


The Internet of Things
Open Coffee Limavady
Digital Content Strategy 2012 - 2015 - Date for your diary
Crafty Coffee - Networking / Meet up
ArtsNI Meetup
Museums and the Creative Industries
Ruby without Rails
Film Premiere of the C Project Films and 'Coast'
Open Innovation: Best Practices
Design Thinking the IDEO Way
Exploiting Web 2.0 to Boost Innovation
Business Pillar: How to Deliver More Effective Training With Shrinking Budgets